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  1. Nick Foligno fined, but not suspended, for hit to head on Patrick Dwyer; Did NHL make the right choice?

    Oct 15, 2010, 1:48 PM EST

    Nick Foligno

    The NHL decided to fine – but not suspend – Nick Foligno for his hit on Patrick Dwyer. Check out a bigger version of the video and vote on whether or not Foligno deserved to be suspended by clicking “Read More.”

  2. Save of the Night: Jaroslav Halak steals one

    Oct 15, 2010, 12:45 PM EST

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    This is one of those saves that always mystifies me a bit. It forces me to wonder: “Is it really that great of a save, or was it more about the forward failing to lift the puck ever so slightly?” Eh, either way, it was a pretty entertaining piece of work by Jaroslav Halak. Let’s…

  3. Around the Rink – Friday, October 15

    Oct 15, 2010, 11:34 AM EST

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    7:00 pm Colorado @ New Jersey Brian Rolston’s loss seems to be New Jersey’s gain, as the team looks like it will finally dress a full roster – or close to a full roster – because of his placement on the long term injured reserve. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that they’re…

  4. Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington’s sentencing hearing pushed back to October 27

    Oct 15, 2010, 10:49 AM EST

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    Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington has been dealing with some legal issues lately, as the man many people blame for The Wayne Gretzky Trade pleaded guilty for perjury charges in a bankruptcy case. Pocklington was supposed to find out what kind of sentence he will face – he’s hoping to avoid jail time in…

  5. Goal of the night: Shawn Matthias ices the Flames

    Oct 15, 2010, 9:30 AM EST

    Our goal of the night comes from last night’s mostly lackluster tilt between the Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers. Panthers young forward Shawn Matthias makes the most of his open-ice break with Rostislav Olesz and places a perfect shot over the shoulder of Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff. Matthias’ goal came in the third period and…

  6. Video: Johan Franzen says Fistric’s hit gave him a concussion

    Oct 15, 2010, 9:00 AM EST

    While the Red Wings got manhandled by the Dallas Stars 4-1 last night, the post game buzz wasn’t about Mike Modano or the Stars victory, but rather about Red Wings forward Johan Franzen’s claim that a hit he took from Stars defenseman Mark Fistric gave him a concussion. While that has yet to be determined,…

  7. Late-night recap: Calgary’s struggles continue, fall to Florida 3-0

    Oct 15, 2010, 3:04 AM EST

    Tomas Vokoun, Jarome Iginla

    While the Panthers get off their bad streak, worries continue to grow in Calgary over the Flames’ seeming lack of motivation.

  8. Nightly recap – October 14

    Oct 14, 2010, 11:32 PM EST

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    Let’s take a look at the five “earlier” games that took place today. We’ll cover the Florida-Calgary contest tomorrow morning. Ottawa 3, Carolina 2 The Senators managed to win this one despite being shaken up by the injury of their starting goalie, Pascal Leclaire. Then again, Ottawa may secretly benefit from Leclaire’s departure, as I…

  9. Injury bits: Shaone Morrisonn fights groin injury, Jared Boll out for Blue Jackets

    Oct 14, 2010, 10:13 PM EST

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    In the interest of tidying things up a bit tonight, here a few minor bits of injury news for the Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets. The Buffalo News passes along the word from Sabres coach Lindy Ruff that former Washington Capitals defenseman Shaone Morrisonn will miss Friday’s game (and possibly Saturday’s as well) with…

  10. Jay Bouwmeester, Olli Jokinen go up against Florida to cap a night of awkward reunions

    Oct 14, 2010, 9:30 PM EST

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    Jonathan Toews, Jay Bouwmeester

    Perhaps you should keep an eye out for ex-girlfriends and friends-turned-enemies tonight, as there are plenty of awkward reunions this Thursday. Two of the biggest stories of the day center on teams seeing their old heroes, as Mike Modano is playing against the Dallas Stars after suiting up for them for more than 20 years…

  11. Ottawa Senators’ Pascal Leclaire leaves with ‘lower body injury'; Could Brian Elliott be better option anyway?

    Oct 14, 2010, 8:47 PM EST

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    It’s a good thing that the Ottawa Senators are used to life without Pascal Leclaire – and with backup/1b goalie Brian Elliott – because it looks like the troubled goalie will face yet another injury issue. Leclaire left tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes with a “lower body injury” and won’t return, according to TSN.…

  12. Quick Hits: NHL Network carries Mike Modano’s return to Dallas; Curious Predators scratches

    Oct 14, 2010, 8:23 PM EST

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    Two quick notes for tonight’s games, one of which is already in progress. Mike Modano doesn’t know what kind of reception he will receive during his awkward return to Dallas, as he suits up for the first time against his old team as a Detroit Red Wing tonight. Whether you’re a queasy Dallas Stars fan…

  13. Washington Capitals goalie Semyon Varlamov should dress against Nashville Predators this weekend

    Oct 14, 2010, 8:02 PM EST

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    While it’s not a guarantee that he will actually play this weekend, things are looking up for Washington Capitals Semyon Varlamov. Coach Bruce Boudreau said he is expected to dress for Saturday’s game against the Nashville Predators, according to Katie Carrera of the Washington Post. “Unless something crazy happens tomorrow he’ll be dressing for Saturday’s…

  14. Chicago Blackhawks expect Patrick Kane to miss Friday’s game with ‘an illness’

    Oct 14, 2010, 7:38 PM EST

    Patrick Kane

    You’ve probably heard this borderline cliche before, but it seems to be pretty accurate: the only thing tougher than winning a Stanley Cup is winning it again the next season. The Chicago Blackhawks actually are playing some pretty good hockey so far this season; it just seems like they’ve been just a goal or save…

  15. Carolina Hurricanes expect Sergei Samsonov to return from IR tonight

    Oct 14, 2010, 6:48 PM EST

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    The Carolina Hurricanes left Helsinki, Finland for the better, even if they might still be a bit bleary-eyed from the long flight and crazy hour change. They went 2-0 and Cam Ward looked sharp, but the biggest beneficiary might just be Sergei Samsonov. He missed those first two games recovering from a preseason injury, but…

  16. Today’s Starting Goalies – October 14

    Oct 14, 2010, 6:16 PM EST

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    Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day. It might be…

  17. Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow talks about Mike Modano’s return

    Oct 14, 2010, 5:21 PM EST

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    With the return of Mike Modano to Dallas as a member of the Detroit Red Wings, it’s only fair to hear from the captain of the Dallas Stars, Brenden Morrow, to hear his thoughts on the homecoming of a Stars icon.

  18. Pens defenseman Zbynek Michalek out 2-4 weeks with upper-body injury

    Oct 14, 2010, 5:19 PM EST

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    The Penguins will be without the services of defenseman Zbynek Michalek for 2-4 weeks, delivering a tough early-season blow to their blue line corps.

  19. Devils call up three players and lose Mark Fraser 4-6 with broken hand

    Oct 14, 2010, 4:59 PM EST

    Mark Fraser, Cody McCormick

    With Brian Rolston on LTIR, the Devils can now field a full roster of players… That is as long as they don’t go breaking their hands in a fight like Mark Fraser did.

  20. Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman cleared to play

    Oct 14, 2010, 3:05 PM EST

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    The ailing Ducks defense gets good news today as Toni Lydman has been cleared to play. What’s next for the Ducks lineup now?

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